I am a Native St. Louisan (south city), married father of two daughters (8 and 6). I graduated from Central Visual and Performing Arts high school, have my Bachelors in Education, and a Master's degree in Educational Technology, both from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
This is my 23rd year teaching overall. I taught mathematics and computer skills for the first 16 years until I joined Mckinley in 2016. Since then, I coach Robotics and teach Computer Science. I also taught American History.
My computer science teaching philosophy is to provide students with a strong foundation in programming such that they feel comfortable continuing this interest throughout high school and/or college.
I am a lifelong skateboarder, tennis and volleyball player. My other hobbies include playing guitar and DJ-ing (analog or digital). I am from a family of educators who taught from elementary all the way up through college.